Details of SAMUEL THOMAS PETTIGREW

Born: 1827

Died: 1889

Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: SAMUEL THOMAS PETTIGREW was born in London in 1827, being the son of an eminent physician. He graduated B.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1848, and proceeded M.A. in 1851. He was ordained deacon by the Bishop of London in 1848, and priest in 1849. After serving a curacy for a short time in Westminster, he went to the eastern counties, where he was able to combine his work with his natural history hobbies. In 1853 he became tutor and Fellow of St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, and remained there happily for two years. In 1855 he obtained his appointment to Madras. He served at Rangoon, 1855-57; Kamptee, 1857-64; Bangalore, 1864-67; Ootacamund, 1869-72; Trevandrum, 1874-77. He was a man with inherited scientific tastes; he interested himself in birds, insects, trees, flowers, architecture, school and Church building, and Eurasian education. on his return home he became Curate-in-charge of Pudleston, 1878-80, and Vicar of Hatfield, 1880-87. He died at Leominster in 1889.